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Office Email: Info@MySmilesForever.com
Our office hours:
Monday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Administrative Hours Only)
Thursday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, by appointment only
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect as a new patient for my first dental visit at your office?
For your routine first Medford cosmetic dentist visit, our dentists and/or staff will review a detailed medical and dental history and ask for your dental concerns/complaints to start with. You will get the necessary radiographs taken- either of your full mouth or limited ones and get a cleaning done. Along with this, one of our dentists will thoroughly evaluate your TMJ, teeth and surrounding tissues in your mouth as well as perform an oral cancer
screening. Photos of your face and teeth may be taken as needed to plan your dental treatment. After the exam, our dentist will go over your treatment plan with you and the staff will help to schedule your subsequent appointments.
If you present to our office for an emergency Medford cosmetic dentist visit, our dentist and/or staff will review your medical history and ask you questions about the dental emergency you’re experiencing. This will be followed by any necessary radiographs and a limited problem focused exam. The dentist will then explain the treatment needed. We will make every effort to treat your emergency same day or at the very least provide you with symptom related relief.
Do you see adults and kids?
Yes, we are a family practice and will see adults and also examine kids over 1 year of age. With regards to treatment for kids, depending on the age of the child, treatment needed and behavior, we will discuss with the parent/s if treatment in office will be the best option or a referral to a specialist will be better for our child patient.
What insurance does your office accept?
As Medford cosmetic dentist experts we take Delta Dental Premier and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances, we are in-network providers with these. We do accept other insurances as out of network providers and we do accept Fee For Service patients. When you call us at our office to make an appointment, you can feel free to ask us any insurance related questions pertaining to your particular insurance and we can let you know if we are
in-network or out-of-network providers and that what means for you.
Are you open on Saturdays and do you have extended hours?
We will be open on Saturdays for limited hours and by appointment only. Our office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays- 9:00 am to 5:00pm. We will do our best to accommodate occasional early morning or late appointments.
What dental services does your office provide?
Our office is a general dental practice with our focus being cosmetic dentistry. We provide multiple services to our patients right from cleanings, fillings, extractions, teeth whitening, crowns (same-day), bridges, implants, dentures, smile makeovers. We will be expanding our services to include spa treatments as well as facial esthetic treatments such as botox and fillers.
Do I need a cleaning every 6 months?
For most patients, a recall visit is set up every 6 months. The American Dental Association recommends adult patients visit their dentist at least once every 6 months to keep their teeth and gums are healthy. Regular dental recall visits and cleanings maintain the health of your teeth and mouth by removing plaque buildup, tartar deposits, stains and preventing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Depending on your gum health, our dentist may recommend you to come in once every 3-4 months to get your teeth cleaned and gums checked.
Will I get x-rays every 6 months or every visit?
When you come in as a new patient to our office for comprehensive care, we will check your previous dental radiograph (x-ray) history and take necessary radiographs during that visit which will aid us with diagnosis and treatment plan for your care. During your subsequent appointments, radiographs if needed during treatment will be taken. If we see you for any emergency treatment, we will take limited radiographs (again, as needed) for
providing you the treatment to relieve the emergency. We use digital radiographs with minimal radiation doses and follow all guidelines to ensure minimal radiation.
What causes cavities?
Cavities are caused by several factors inter acting and playing a role together. Poor or inadequate oral hygiene, a high sugar diet, frequent snacking, genetics, having more of the cavity causing bacteria in your mouth all play a role in tooth decay or development of cavities. Get help with your cavities by calling our Medford cosmetic dentist offices today.
What can I do to prevent cavities?
Cavities can be prevented or minimized by brushing with a fluoridated tooth paste, flossing your teeth along with using a fluoridated mouth wash. Look for toothpastes and mouthwashes with fluoride!!. Electric tooth brushes have been proved to be more effective at cleaning your teeth and removing plaque compared to manual tooth brushes. Flossing every time you brush your teeth is essential to maintain your oral hygiene.
In combination with great oral hygiene, diet plays an important role. Eating sugary foods, drinking high sugar juices/sports drinks/sodas are a big culprit contributing to causing decayed teeth. Snacking frequently without rinsing teeth allows food to stay lodged on teeth giving cavity causing bacteria ample amounts of time to cause teeth breakdown. Any current incidence of decay in mouth of having had a recent filling or cavity puts patients in a high caries (decay) risk category. Our dentists will discuss with you if you have cavities or are starting to have incipient (small) cavities and what is the best in terms of prevention and treatment.
Our aim is to not only to do problem focused treatment but collaboratively work on a treatment and prevention plan to improve your overall dental health.
What causes my teeth to be sensitive?
Teeth sensitivity can be due to varying causes. Some common factors are decay on teeth which can make your teeth sensitive to sweets, wear on teeth due to grinding, bite related issues, excessive consumption of acidic foods and drinks, due to certain medical conditions. This causes cold sensitivity. Depending on the cause of the sensitivity, treatment can vary. Some treatment options are using desensitizing toothpastes, prescription strength tooth pastes, fluoride treatment, in office desensitizer applications, fillings on teeth in case of cavities. Our dentists will assess the cause of your sensitivity and present appropriate treatment to you to alleviate your
problem. Find out from our Medford cosmetic dentist professionals what can be done to diagnose sensitive teeth by scheduling an appointment today.
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath, also known as halitosis can be caused due to various reasons. Inadequate oral hygiene practices where in all areas of the mouth are not cleaned sufficiently can cause bad breath. It is very important to brush/clean your tongue along with brushing teeth. Some other contributory factors for bad breath are certain foods such as onions, garlic etc. Drymouth ( reduced saliva in mouth) can lead to bad breath. Medical conditions such as acid reflux, GERD, frequent vomiting can cause bad breath. Depending on the possible cause/s, our dentist can discuss treatments for you to help alleviate halitosis. Dealing with Bad breath? Get advice from a qualified Medford cosmetic dentist professional today. Head over to our contact us page to fill out the form or give us a call today to see how we can help.